Our business clients come to us for our litigation expertise, our practical and approachable style, and for cost-savings. We go toe-to-toe with larger firms, at a fraction of the cost. We represent businesses large and small, Canadian and international, with all types of disputes – breaches of contract, shareholder remedies, employment disputes, construction and environmental remediation. Our job is to enable you to make the right decisions for your business.
We work side by side with our clients to develop a dispute resolution strategy, and then we implement the strategy with our highly skilled and experienced team of lawyers and staff. We advise and value all types of business clients – those that simply need some reliable advice to get a matter resolved quickly, and those that require us to represent them in trials and arbitrations that involve damages and documents that number in the millions or billions.
A few examples of our commercial litigation work are:
- Representing a licensee in the clothing manufacturing industry, whose license agreement was wrongfully terminated after sixteen years, and without notice by the licensor, which deprived our client of a multi-million dollar annual revenue stream. This matter culminated in a three week international arbitration held pursuant to the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce;
- Successfully representing at trial for one of the shareholders in a private corporation in an action to enforce the “shotgun” provisions of a shareholders agreement;
- Acting for a shareholder in a private professional services corporation at trial in a successful action for damages for breach of fiduciary duty;
- Securing the return of confidential membership data from a rogue chapter of a not for profit professional association;
- Acting for franchisees:
- in the printing business in a successful action to break free of the franchisor
- in the fast food industry in an action against the franchisor and counsel for the franchisor in a successful claim for damages under the Arthur Wishart Act;
- in a hair salon business, obtaining significant compensation for a series of franchisees in an action against the franchisor
- Prosecuting an action against a real estate brokerage whose triple representation caused conflicts of interest and the cancellation of our client’s offer to purchase a lucrative piece of property for development;
- Defending business clients, and providing opinions in class action litgation.